2017 Rating Revaluation

2017 Business Rates Revaluation

Businesses thrive on certainty, and need to be able to budget accurately and plan investments with confidence. Gerald Eve strive to provide correct advice and information to give businesses that confidence during the uncertainty of the 2017 business rates revaluation.

As the end of the year approaches, it is crucial that businesses enter 2017 prepared for the new Business Rating List which will come into force on the 1st of April. These reforms are set to be the largest, most redistributive changes to the business rates system in decades, and have been a major cause for concern for companies across the UK. In addition to the tax changes, commercial property owners are also having to navigate new challenges in the way liabilities are managed and appealed.

Gerald Eve have the experience and expertise to guide your business through the business rates revaluation. Our property tax advisors are equipped to handle large property portfolios, and minimise the impact of rateable values cutting into profit.

We are confident that the time and resources we have invested into developing our market knowledge of different property sectors and locations ensures that we can supply accurate information and maintain our position as leader in business rates throughout the 2017 Business Rates Revaluation.

How Gerald Eve property tax specialists can help

Since the 2010 revaluation, far Gerald Eve have saved UK businesses a total of £2.2bn through business rates appeals and we’ve advised over 75,000 properties. From airports to zoos, our business rates specialists have advised clients across a huge range of sectors; the combined rateable value of our current client portfolio is over £9.3bn.

In anticipation of the VOA draft Rating List, Gerald Eve conducted its own shadow business rates revaluation to give our clients an early, detailed impression of the future changes. Keeping ourselves and our clients one step ahead of the business rates revaluation changes, we’ve forecast future rates liabilities and prepared individual property tax estimates. Our best property tax specialists analysed two million UK properties, using their findings to predict the changes in rateable value of each of business, enabling them to plan and budget with confidence.

Our accuracy in our 2017 business rates revaluation forecast has already helped thousands of clients across the UK. With the revised draft of the Rating List available for property owners, Gerald Eve are ready to advise businesses on all aspects of rates revaluation. From business rates recovery to managing business rates payments, our property tax specialists will work to minimise your liability over the next five years.

Key Team

Jerry Schurder

Head of Business Rates